Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

I got one of those notifications in my e-mail today, indicating that "hey, if you're interested in this job, you just miiiiight want to send the employer a follow-up letter to let 'em know that." Cue cold-sweat, a rock in my stomach, and shaky fingers. I hate job searches. But what I hate most is … Continue reading Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

I've been doing some canning (will tell you more about the results later) and taking a step back from that to look for jobs and look at bread recipes, too. Yes, I'm rather boring these days. But this question kept popping in my head when I realized if I go back to making bread, I'd … Continue reading Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

Q #178– If you’ve tried canning your own food, did it really help with expenses & do you think it’s really worth it today?

I guess this is the perfect corollary to my previous question about freezing and batch cooking, and makes more sense for me to try as a long-term solution to keeping food handy and keeping costs down. At least, that's the theory. What really made me think hard about it was the fact that having a … Continue reading Q #178– If you’ve tried canning your own food, did it really help with expenses & do you think it’s really worth it today?

Q#177–Have you ever tried “batch cooking” a month’s worth of reheat-able meals, & how did that work out?

I was going back and forth working on financial crap (commence with the weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth... and junk food consumption... dammit) and listening to some Reddit advice threads on YouTube. (Sometimes it's enlightening, sometimes it's trashy junk food for the brain... especially the caught "SO" cheating stories. Today I needed both after a … Continue reading Q#177–Have you ever tried “batch cooking” a month’s worth of reheat-able meals, & how did that work out?

Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

Before anyone says anything, yes, I have several sticks of anti-chafe balm in my drawer. SEVERAL. However, like most anything meant to help with fitness or sports, it's gonna run the price up pretty bad. Though it's true a little can go a long way, they're gonna run out eventually and I hate the idea … Continue reading Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

A mile & 3/4 recap: questions from the past year & change…

Every time I hit the quarter mark, I try to compile the lists in case you’re wondering (like I often do) the weird places my noggin likes to take me. Also, considering how the past year and change have gone (and the crazy times before... and more to come), maybe this’ll be a silly little … Continue reading A mile & 3/4 recap: questions from the past year & change…

Q#175: What makes cabbage weep & how can you stop it from happening?

This is something that's been bugging me for a while, and especially when I started getting those bagged salads again (ate my 2nd one this week so far and I'm jotting down ingredients to chop up so I can save on crap plastic and packaging in the future). I've learned that I really have to … Continue reading Q#175: What makes cabbage weep & how can you stop it from happening?

Q#174: What the hell is an ASMR video & how many uses do they have?

Without really knowing it, I've stumbled into the realm of ASMR vids on YouTube. I mean, I've heard the abbreviation a few times, seen the label, but have no real understanding of what it actually means. I've kept them on in the background while trying to read other stuff (while online, I use the Music … Continue reading Q#174: What the hell is an ASMR video & how many uses do they have?

Q# 173–Are air fryers a good energy-saving alternative to the traditional oven, & are they really worth having?

Migraines and colds have stopped me from even going online for most of a week, so I kept this question on the back burner til I could try and do some more research. I know, air fryers are all over the place and there are a ton of models. I'm thinking hard about getting one … Continue reading Q# 173–Are air fryers a good energy-saving alternative to the traditional oven, & are they really worth having?

(Absurd) Q #172– Who would win this stand-off: Gandalf (LOTR) or The Black Knight (MPatHG)?

(gif found on theawesomedaily.com) Out of the blue, after watching a few too many first reaction vids to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I remembered an awesome t-shirt design from way-back-when and now I want the bloody thing. When I first saw it, it just made me laugh WAY too hard. And it got … Continue reading (Absurd) Q #172– Who would win this stand-off: Gandalf (LOTR) or The Black Knight (MPatHG)?